noun pl. scarves , scarfs
- a long or broad piece of cloth worn about the neck, head, or shoulders for warmth or decoration; muffler, babushka, neckerchief, etc.
- a long, narrow covering for a table, bureau top, etc.; runner
- a sash worn by soldiers or officials
NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet < ML scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket < L scirpeus, of rushes < scirpus, a rush, bulrush
to cover or drape with a scarf